challenges and difficulties
Slayton both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable to others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting them get to know him intimately does not come easily to Deke, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Deke Slayton is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Slayton.
Deke may be plagued by fear of the unknown, of change, and/or of death. He strongly resists changes and transitions rather than greeting them with curiosity or a spirit of adventure, which makes them much harder for him.
On another level entirely, Deke Slayton is very careful about joining forces, and especially his material resources, with others. Slayton wants to keep his own and other people's property and assets very distinct.
He is a bit skeptical, somewhat irritable, and others may find Deke Slayton quarrelsome or nagging. His nervousness seems to stem from his tendency to over-work himself, and Slayton should try not to make more demands on others than they are able to handle.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Deke Slayton instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Deke Slayton needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
His natural instinct, especially when under stress, is to passively go along with whatever is easiest, refrain from clearly analyzing or assessing his situation and perhaps even try to escape from seeing his situation clearly by indulging in fantasies, intoxicants, and the like. Dreaminess and impracticality, being unfocused and undefined (at least in certain areas) are ways Deke Slayton copes with stress. Deke Slayton also has trouble setting limits and saying no.
His development path lies in cultivating discrimination and clarity, becoming more precise, and developing technical and practical skills that will enable Deke Slayton to function more efficiently in the world. Finding a way to be of practical service is also important.
It is in his marriage and other intimate, one-to-one relationships that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. He may see the qualities that he needs to develop more fully (described above) in his partner. It is important for Deke Slayton to recognize, appreciate, and listen to the people in his life who express such attributes, as well as to develop them himself. Deke Slayton has to put energy and attention into learning about others, and about himself through others.
He is well mannered and has a kind, helpful and obliging nature. Deke Slayton is very social, loves to entertain and enjoys talking with people. Deke feels mentally in tune with others and makes a good companion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 8th house
Saturn Opposition Mercury/Pluto
N. Node in Virgo
N. Node in 7th house
N. Node Opposition Sun/Mercury